Little Women: 7:30 p.m., Valdosta State University Sawyer Theatre, 1500 N. Patterson St. Like the Louisa May Alcott novel and its various adaptations for stage and screen, this classic story of love and family contains serious themes, and is appropriate for families with parental discretion. Other dates include July 13, 18 and 20 at various times.
Crazy For You: 2 p.m., Valdosta State University Sawyer Theatre, 1500 N. Patterson St. This musical featuring songs by George & Ira Gershwin, is a rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, and is very family friendly. Other dates include July 13, 17, 18, 19 and 21 at various times.
Lowndes County Board of Assessors meeting: 9 a.m., first floor of the Lowndes County Governmental Building, 302 N. Patterson St.
NARFE Chapter 1044 meeting: 12:30 p.m., the Egg and I, 2953-A N. Ashley St.
Emi Sunshine, 9 p.m., Ashley Street Station, 607 Baytree Road. The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EMI SUNSHINE have captured the nation’s attention. Emi’s music has been described as an old-time, unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel and Country with a sprinkle of Blues.
Splash Island Nights La Fiesta Pool Party: 7-10 p.m., Wild Adventures Theme Park, 3766 Old Clyattville Road. Kick off La Fiesta weekend during our La Fiesta themed pool party. Enjoy the hottest music from DJ LEE at the coolest poolside dance party. Plus enjoy activities, great prizes and your favorite water rides under the stars. Special events like these are free with park admission or season passes.
Mamma Mia!: 7:30 p.m., Valdosta State University Sawyer Theatre, 1500 N. Patterson St. This musical, like the film and film’s sequel, contains some mild language and serious themes, parental guidance is encouraged. Other dates include July 14, 17 and 20 at various times.
La Fiesta: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wild Adventures Theme Park, 3766 Old Clyattville Road. Wild Adventures Theme Park will celebrate Hispanic and Latin American cultures on July 13 and 14 during the sixth annual La Fiesta.
An Evening With Backpack Kid: 7 p.m., Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center, 3101 N. Forrest St. The creator of the Floss will be attending the RKDS Film Festival.
Christmas in July: noon-4 p.m., Pinwheels Quilting, 361 Northside Drive. Join us for our Christmas in July Open House. We will have samples, gift ideas and refreshments. Grab a friend and come on in.
WWALS Annual Member Meeting: 2-2:30 p.m., South Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Drive. This meeting will have a presentation of the annual report, election of board members and selection of kayak raffle winner. WWALS members can vote in this annual meeting, and the public is invited to observe.
Restorative Yoga: 4-5 p.m., EnSpire Counseling and Wellness, 3790 Old U.S. Highway 41 N. Join us for restorative yoga and yin at our mental health and wellness facility. The cost is $12 per person and $10 for military and students. Call our office at (229) 262-1000.
Valdosta Trivia Rama: 8 p.m., Bleu Pub, 116 W. Hill Ave. Come for random trivia on the big screen. There are two rounds of pop culture trivia, and teams have a chance of winning both rounds. There are also prizes given out for best team name and drink deals.
Valdosta’s People’s Choice Annual Photo Contest Reception: 5-7 p.m., Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Mayor John Gayle will announce the winners of the 11th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest at an awards reception. Citizens will have until 6 p.m., July 10 to vote for their favorite contest photos, currently on display in the art center’s Tillman Gallery. The votes will be tallied Friday, July 12, and the results will be announced at the July 15 reception.
South Georgia Regional Library Board Meeting: 1 p.m., Willis L. Miller Library, 2906 Julia Drive.
Beating Diabetes meeting, 5 p.m. July 16, Chancy Drugs Valdosta Classroom, 2333 N. Ashley St. For more information, call (229) 245-9922.
VHS Class of 1979 Committee Planning Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Harley Langdale Foundation, 115 W. Brookwood Drive. Reunion dates are scheduled for September 13 at the football game and 14 at James Rainwater Conference Center. Please contact Greg Powell at (229) 503-6024 for more information.
Learn Photoshop: 6-8 p.m., Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Don’t miss the one-time opportunity to learn basic steps needed to edit your photos. Seating is very limited, so register ASAP. It is $25 for four sessions that run from July 9-30 every Tuesday. Request registration here: turnercenter.org/9553-2/.
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Georgia Beer Co., 109 S. Briggs St. Geeks Who Drink brings the nation’s best live-hosted pub quiz to Georgia Beer Co. every Wednesday. Join us for eight rounds of audio, visual and live-hosted trivia. Our weekly quiz is free to play, and we’ll be giving away prizes for answering bonus questions and gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Geeks Who Drink rules limit the total number of players on your team to six, so gather your smartest friends and come down.
Dabbit Trio: 7-9 p.m., Bleu Pub, 116 W. Hill Ave. Enjoy two hours of tunes from Dabbit Trio at the Bleu Pub.
Food Truck Thursdays: 5:30-8:30 p.m., July 18, 110 N. Lee St., Downtown Valdosta. This event is held every third Thursday each month through October. There will be a variety of food trucks set up and live music on stage. Bring your picnic blankets or chairs, and enjoy a fun night out in the heart of Valdosta. For more details or interested food trucks, visit https://bit.ly/2ur0G6L or call (229) 259-3577.
Valdosta Police Department is Now Recruiting: 5 p.m., July 18, City Hall Annex, 300 N. Lee St. This is an open entry-level testing session. Bring your ID and $15 cash. For more details, call (229) 293-3107.
Break Bread Bun Run: 7:30 a.m., July 20, YMCA parking lot, 2424 Gornto Road. First Presbyterian Church of Valdosta invites you to join our annual Break Bread Bun Run. Registration forms are available at the church office and online at runsignup.com.
2nd Annual Summer Explosion Block Party: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., July 20, Olympic Park, 100 W. Florida Ave. The block party will be hosted by Project Rescue Outreach Ministries. The Speaker is Bishop Adrian Jerel Rivers; There will be a meet and greet with Mayor Elect Kevin J. Bussey and City Council Elect Adrian J. Rivers, Kingdom Builders, Deliverance Center, Life South Community Blood Center, South Health District HIV Testing, fellowship, food, fun games and free clothes giveaway. The first 15 people to donate blood will receive a free gift.
Dodgeball Tournament: First match is 9 a.m., check-in is 8:30 a.m., July 21, Valdosta High School, 4590 Inner Perimeter Road. There will be a DJ, music, concessions, raffles, carnival, games and a half-court shot contest. The cost is $150 for teams. The deadline to register is July 12. Proceeds will benefit LAMP. To register, visit www.lampinc.org/dodgeball-tournament.
16th Annual Biker Fest for Kids: 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., July 27, Martin Luther King Park, Lakeland, Ga. This event is sponsored by Second 2 None Riders of Lakeland, Ga. There will be fun, food, motorcycles and more. For more information or to help sponsor the event, call Willie Carter at (229) 244-4527 or (229) 292-3083 or Larry Bazin at (229) 325-4892.
Beating Diabetes meeting, 10 a.m. July 27, Chancy Drugs Valdosta Classroom, 2333 N. Ashley St. For more information, call (229) 245-9922.
Back 2 School Bash: noon-3 p.m., Aug. 3, Brooks County Courthouse Gazebo, 100 E. Screven St., Quitman, Ga. This event is hosted by the Brooks County Resource Center. There will be free food, music, prizes, backpacks of a limited supplies and a silent auction. Attendees must register online at www.eventbrite.com. For more details, call (478) 551-2964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Health Center Week Back to School Block Party Health Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 3, Boys & Girls Club Gym at the Brooks County Recreation Complex, 2337 Moultrie Road, Quitman, Ga. This event is sponsored by Primary Care of Southwest Georgia and the Quitman Brooks County Chamber of Commerce. There will be interactive activities with the youth, various children health providers, vendors, games, door prizes including four bicycles, bounce houses and much more. The event is free to the public.
Beating Diabetes meeting, 10 a.m. Aug. 15, Chancy Drugs Valdosta Classroom, 2333 N. Ashley St. For more information, call (229) 245-9922.
Beating Diabetes meeting, 10 a.m. Aug. 24, Chancy Drugs Valdosta Classroom, 2333 N. Ashley St. For more information, call (229) 245-9922.
A Touch of Class Southern Soul Ball: 8 p.m., Aug. 31, Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St. This event is presented by T Rose Productions. This is a fundraiser for cancer patients featuring Kenney Floyd, son of legend Eddie Floyd, M.C. & Comedy Jacko David, Southern Blues Artist Kami Cole, Country Soul Artist Melvin Morrison, Live 5 Bank and the Southern Blues Artist Mz Connie. The dress code is black tie formal. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door or $60 reserve. Dinner includes two drinks, but more drinks can be purchased at the cash bar. Tickets may be purchased at Wayne Washington Salon, Sam’s BBQ, V-Town, GQ Men’s Wear or Looking Good. For more details, call (678) 973-8553 or email email@example.com.
Beating Diabetes meeting, 5 p.m. Sept. 10, Chancy Drugs Valdosta Classroom, 2333 N. Ashley St. For more information, call (229) 245-9922.
NCNW of Valdosta-Lowndes Eighth Annual Community-wide Family Reunion: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 21, Scott Park, 900 Old Statenville Road. There will be food, fun entertainment, activities, informational booths and vendors. For booth or vendor space, contact Yurshemna Flanders at (229) 234-2353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beating Diabetes meeting, 5 p.m. Sept. 26, Chancy Drugs Valdosta Classroom, 2333 N. Ashley St. For more information, call (229) 245-9922.